These simple New Years cookies are a simple alternative to all the intricate desserts created during the holidays. No chocolate chips, peppermint, gingerbread or cookie cutter necessary.
They are the perfect New Year’s Eve cookie recipe when you want an easy (and festive dessert) without too much extra work for your New Year’s Eve celebration.
New Year’s Cookies
These New Year’s cookies are a cake mix cookie (so easy to make) with lots of fun and sparkly, New Year’s Eve themed sprinkles mixed in. Think gold, silver, white and black confetti sprinkles.
They are the perfect sweet treat to have on hand to toast with champagne or sparkling cider at midnight as you watch the ball drop.
Easy New Year’s Eve Cookies Recipe
- Cake Mix
- 1/3 C + 1 TB Canola Oil
- 2 Eggs
- Assorted white, silver, black and gold sprinkles
How to make Easy New Years Cookies
Combine the eggs and oil with the cake mix. You can use a stand mixer and large mixing bowl or a spatula and a small bowl, depending on how many you want to make. I recommend making one batch with white cake mix and another with chocolate cake mix.
Then generously add your New Year’s Eve themed sprinkles and stir gently.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough in the fridge for a few hours. I think the cookie turn out chewier but if you don’t have time, it won’t be the end of the world. Unless of course, it’s 1999 (Y2K anyone?!?!?).
Drop ~1″ dough balls on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake cookies for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you want extra ‘sparkly’ cookies, you can add more sprinkles to the top of the cookies before you cook them.
Be careful not to undercook these cookies. Let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack.
Chocolate New Year’s Eve Cookies
Chocolate New Years cookies are fun too, just use a box of chocolate cake mix. I also added a little black food dye, to really make the sprinkles pop. These cookies are sweet enough and no royal icing or frosting is necessary.
These are essentially themed funfetti cookies perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.
This recipe is easy enough for kids to make if they want to help with New Years Eve party prep too.
More Holiday Treats
- Christmas Tree Brownie Pops are super fun to make with the kids
- Who needs to wear them when you can eat Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies.
- Skip the frustration and make a seriously Easy Gingerbread House using Rice Krispies treats.
More Holiday Funfetti Cookies
- Homemade Funfetti Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day
- Easter Cake Mix Cookies Funfetti Style
This post was originally published December 30, 2015.